Construir Cine is the only International Film Festival about the World of Work in Argentina. Its next
edition will take place in Buenos Aires, from May 10 to 16, 2018.
Construir Cine celebrates national and international cinema aiming to recognize and support new
filmmakers and to improve knowledge, accessibility, and understanding of socio-labor issues among a
wide and diverse public.
The Festival seeks to foster creativity and support the dissemination of audiovisual works that contain
stories about work and workers, privileging their point of view on the world and social issues affecting
their daily work, the life of their families and the reality of the community to which they belong.
Construir Cine is an event organized by CONSTRUIR TV —the channel developed by UOCRA Foundation
for the Education of Construction Workers—, hereinafter, the Organizer, with support from the National
Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts (INCAA) and its on-demand platform CINE.AR, and sponsored
by UOCRA CULTURA and Construyendo Arte. This festival is part of the Global Labor Film Festival
(www.aflcio.org), an organization that brings together labor film festivals from around the world.
Both the TV channel “CONSTRUIR TV” and the “CONSTRUIR CINE” festival are part of a groundbreaking
proposal aimed at offering quality entertainment plus social consciousness. A sensitive and insightful
view on the world of work and labor

(iv) PRIZES
MONETARY AWARD. Only short and feature films awarded in the FIRST PLACE category shall be credited
with an economic incentive which shall be announced by the ORGANIZER in due time. There are no
monetary incentives for special mentions.
The money prize and the coordination of the payment will be informed via email to the winner at the
mailbox stated at the time of enrollment. The Festival and its organizers shall not be responsible for the
non-receipt of the communication to the declared mailbox.
The economic incentive shall only be effected in the legal currency of the country, that is, in Argentine
Pesos, converted into the currency of the receiving bank account in accordance with the provisions of
the Central Bank of the Argentine Republic.
STATUETTES AND CERTIFICATES CONSTUIR CINE: The winning films in each competition shall be
awarded (one for each competition) a “CONSTRUIR CINE: INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ABOUT THE
WORLD OF WORK” statuette. The special mentions of each category shall receive an official certificate
according to the place obtained and the category chosen.
CINE.AR AWARD: The pre-selected Argentine short films shall participate in the CINE.AR AWARD. The
winner, unique for both fiction and documentary, shall receive an incentive monetary prize which
consists of the acquisition of rights for broadcast on CINE.AR TV and CINE.AR PLAY. The amount shall be
announced by the authorities of the National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts of the Argentine
Republic (INCAA) in due time.
EXHIBITION WINDOWS: The winning short films and the special mentions will be part of the
programming of CONSTRUIR TV and CINE.AR TV. The schedule and type of broadcasting shall be
determined by the respective channels’ authorities.
During the Festival’s Awards Gala, the winners and special mentions will be announced, and the
statuettes and certificates will be handed over. The winners who may be unable to attend will be able
to personally collect them at Construir TV’s offices at Virrey Cevallos 520 PB - CABA, after day and hour
coordination.
In case that the winners or special mentions reside abroad, the statuette or certificate will be sent, at
the request of the winner, to the address they have declared at the time of enrollment at their expense.
The festival will not be responsible for the expenses required to send statuettes or certificates but will
coordinate the delivery of them.
Construir Cine and its sponsors reserve the right to organize an attending event. In this case, the
winners shall be informed with sufficient time in advance, and the details of the event shall be
coordinated with each of them individually.
Only one (1) statuette or certificate shall be awarded for each film, whatever the number of persons
involved in its making or notwithstanding the fact that the film has been co-produced by two (2) or
more natural or legal persons.
The statuette inscription plate shall only contain the following information: film title – category and
place obtained – name of the competition. No names of natural persons shall be included, whatever
their participation in the film

CONSTRUIR CINE 2018: INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ABOUT THE WORLD OF WORK
OFFICIAL COMPETITIONS
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Construir Cine is the only International Film Festival about the World of Work in Argentina. Its next
edition will take place in Buenos Aires, from May 10 to 16, 2018.
Construir Cine celebrates national and international cinema aiming to recognize and support new
filmmakers and to improve knowledge, accessibility, and understanding of socio-labor issues among a
wide and diverse public.
The Festival seeks to foster creativity and support the dissemination of audiovisual works that contain
stories about work and workers, privileging their point of view on the world and social issues affecting
their daily work, the life of their families and the reality of the community to which they belong.
Construir Cine is an event organized by CONSTRUIR TV —the channel developed by UOCRA Foundation
for the Education of Construction Workers—, hereinafter, the Organizer, with support from the National
Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts (INCAA) and its on-demand platform CINE.AR, and sponsored
by UOCRA CULTURA and Construyendo Arte. This festival is part of the Global Labor Film Festival
(www.aflcio.org), an organization that brings together labor film festivals from around the world.
Both the TV channel “CONSTRUIR TV” and the “CONSTRUIR CINE” festival are part of a groundbreaking
proposal aimed at offering quality entertainment plus social consciousness. A sensitive and insightful
view on the world of work and labor.
Section I. Objectives, Categories, and Thematic Focus
Construir TV organizes the Fifth Edition of “Construir Cine: International Labour Film Festival”, whose
primary purpose is to promote creativity and support the independent making of audiovisual arts
dealing with the world of work and labor, as well as to provide these films with exhibition and diffusion
means.
Within the framework of the 2018 Edition, 5 (five) Official Competitions will be launched:
1) International Feature Film Competition: feature films over 52 (fifty-two) minutes in length,
regardless of their country of origin.
2) International Feature Documentary Competition: feature documentaries over 52 (fifty-two)
minutes in length, regardless of their country of origin.
3) National Feature Film Competition: feature documentaries or fiction films over 52 (fifty-two)
minutes in length, filmed entirely in Argentina and directed by an Argentine.
4) International Short Fiction Film Competition: short fiction films of up to 26 (twenty-six) minutes
in length, regardless of their country of origin.
5) International Short Documentary Competition: short documentaries of up to 26 (twenty-six)
minutes in length, regardless of their country of origin.
In this Edition, the Festival will focus on “The Future of Work” theme, in connection with the
development of the activities undertaken by the G20 Summit in Argentina; therefore, those registered
works that specifically tackle this topic will be prioritized at the time of selection, though all socio-labor
issues will be considered in all competitions.
The world of work is undergoing a process of significant change. The drivers behind this transformation
are highly diverse: from technological breakthroughs and the impact of climate change, to the
emergence of new working modalities and practices. We invite audiovisual filmmakers to tell us how
they imagine the world of work in the coming years, whether from the perspective of the growing role
of technology and robotics or from the point of view of education and the social impact that those
changes are bringing to the table. Our goal is to open the discussion to make sure that the future may
find us in a world with greater inclusion and opportunities for all.
Section II. Eligibility of the Works Submitted.
(i) As to content, the works to be submitted must tell stories related to the world of work and workers.
Under this thematic area, the festival is looking for stories of courage, progress, fellowship, simple or
grandiloquent stories that strike a chord with viewers, or educate and report on situations that should
be open to social discussion. Within the wide scope of the topic, by way of example, please find below
the four main themes on which Construir TV and Construir Cine are based on.
People: Life stories in which the main characters are the workers themselves, their realities and dreams
through intimate stories that expose the contribution of each person in the realization of a work or
project and the construction of society.
Education: Training makes people more competent and competitive, and improves workers’ life quality.
Education-based entertainment. Innovative formats that rely on education as a fundamental part of
individual progress and society as a whole.
Industry: Industry is the meeting place for technological and human resources. In this area, the role of
entrepreneurship, business activity, scientific and technological advances, state participation, the role of
trade unions and human capital are evident. The development of the industry as a way towards the
future of work.
Social dimension: We believe that the social dimension is the basis upon which better societies are to be
built. Subjects such as solidarity, ecological awareness, sustainability, care for the planet in which we
live, fundamental rights at work, gender equality, inclusion, child labor, forced labor, migrant labor,
disability and labor, and social protection, among other topics, are valid themes to apply for the contest.
Those works not dealing with the work/labor topic as described above will not be included in the
contest.
(ii) The works submitted to the contest may be not a premiere.
(iii) On pre-selecting the works, these shall comply with all the technical requirements stated in Section
VI: Submission of Works, subsection (ii).
(iv) Works shall be accepted in any language, provided they have Spanish subtitles. As to language
treatment, please refer to Section VI: Submission of Works.
(v) Only works made from 1/1/2016 shall be admitted.
(vi) No work shall be accepted if it offends the integrity of persons, institutions, or ethnic groups; which
in any way discriminates or violates any ethics code or social convention; which contains scenes
portraying sexual acts or explicit violence; or which violates in any way the good social manners or good
moral behavior in general.
(vii) Enrollment in the International Short Film Competition category, both fiction and documentary,
implies the acceptance of the fact that the works submitted in case of being pre-selected shall be
broadcasted on Construir TV and CINE.AR TV channels through any free or public TV system, Televisión
Digital Terrestre (TDT), Televisión Digital Abierta (TDA) and Televisión Satelital (TVS), and also through
INCAA’s on-demand platform CINE.AR PLAY, both in the Argentine territory and abroad.
Enrolled short films acknowledge that they may be included by Construir Cine in national and
international audiovisual collectives to participate in open selections governed by said groups.
The prerogatives mentioned above do not apply to any of the Sections included in the Feature Film
categories.
Section III. Participants.
Participants eligible to take part in any of the 5 Official Competitions may be natural persons (students
of tertiary and university courses, as well as independent filmmakers), and juridical persons.
Participants must be at least 18 years of age

Section IV. Dates.

Call for entries: 12/15/2017
Final deadline: 3/12/2018
Announcement of preselection: 4/13/2018
Announcement of Winners : May 2018

Construir Cine reserves the right to re-categorize the films submitted.
In all cases, submission deadline shall be due on the 00:00 hour, Argentine time, of the closing day.
Section V. Enrollment.
Participation is open to all persons meeting the requirements above, at no cost.
Multiple submissions by a sole participant shall be accepted as long as each submission is made
individually for each film submitted.
Enrollment steps:
1) Contestants must fill in the online submission form exclusively through the FilmFreeway
platform.
2) Contestants must send the audiovisual material following the instructions described in Section VI
How to Submit the Works.
No other type of registration shall be accepted. Therefore, all persons interested in this competition
must enroll via the website above by filling in and sending the submission form with all the required
personal data and a full technical detail form for the film. This form includes the following mandatory
details: screening link of the work (with username and password if necessary), film title, genre, category,
duration, a 200-word maximum synopsis and the remaining technical data requested on the form.
Construir Cine shall not be held responsible or liable for the mistakes or loss in the submission or
reception of the information sent by the contestants.
The participant knows and accepts that registering and sending the audiovisual material as detailed in
points 1 and 2 implies full acceptance of the purpose, rules and conditions of the competition, as well as
any modifications that may be made by the Organizer, as well as the decisions that may be taken on any
matter not provided for in these terms and conditions.
Failure to comply or lack of compliance with the requirements stipulated in these rules will void
participation. Therefore, works that do not contain any of the data and complete requirements detailed
here will be excluded from this call.
Section VI. How to Submit the Works.
(i) Enrollment:
Works whose original language is not Spanish must provide Spanish subtitles or dubbing.
Only at this stage, works whose original language is English or with English subtitles/dubbing shall be
accepted. If the material is pre-selected, the Spanish subtitling or dubbing shall be mandatory. The
contestant may write an electronic mail to info@construircine.com in case of any doubts.
(ii) Pre-selection
The authors of the pre-selected films must send:
1) A link with two high-quality pictures from the film, plus a picture of the director.
2) A screening link with the following features:
a) Codec: H264
b) Container: mov or mp4
c) Bitrate: Minimum 20 Mbit/s (Constant or superior)
d) Format: FULL HD 1080 50i, 1080 25p, 1080 60, 1080 30p
e) AUDIO STEREO CHANNEL 2: 1 & 2 Stereo Full MIX
f) For Spanish-speaking films, no subtitles are required. Spanish subtitling or
dubbing is mandatory for works in languages other than Spanish.
Works must be submitted clean, without charts or time codes, or any screen plate stating sponsors,
supports, prizes received or the like.
Section VII: Judges, Selection Process, and Awards
(i) JUDGES
The Panel of Judges for each of the competitions shall comprise, at least, 3 (three) personalities of
outstanding achievements in the TV and film industries, or distinguished experts in the festival field. All
the enrollment, pre-selection and winner selection shall be overseen by Construir Cine and the contest
sponsors.
(ii) SELECTION PROCESS
Winner selection shall be divided into two rounds: 1) pre-selection and 2) winner selection.
(iii) AWARDS IN EACH COMPETITION
One (1) winner and two (2) special mentions (Excellence and Merit Mention) shall be selected in each
competition.
The judges shall select the works to be awarded a prize based on two criteria: CONTENT and MAKING.
Content: the focus will be on the films describing an experience, a situation or reality referred to the
world of work/labor, and on the story emphasizing the appreciation of the culture of work in all its
dimensions. On this edition, the “Future of Work” theme shall be prioritized.
Making: the focus will be on the contestants having used the most appropriate narrative and technical
resources to tell the story.
The judges’ decision shall be final and not open for appeal.
THE AUDIENCE VOTE – SHORT FILM COMPETITION: only the pre-selected works shall take part at this
stage. This award shall be unique for all short film categories.
All the short films selected shall be uploaded to the Construir TV YouTube Channel
(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH9T5qu_SP5paFplQQ0GZgg) where the audience shall be
entitled to vote. The short film (regardless of the competition in which it participates) obtaining the
most number of votes (“likes”) shall win the AUDIENCE VOTE AWARD. Voting by the audience shall start
on Monday, April 16, 2018, and shall end on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at 00:00 hour, Argentine time.
Only the votes emitted by the audience and registered within the period mentioned shall be taken into
account.
The results in all and each instance shall be announced via e-mail to the participants.
All the results shall be announced to the public in general by publishing them in every Construir Cine and
Construir TV available platforms, as well as the available platforms of the contest sponsors, and also via
mailing to the databases available of the institutions mentioned.
(iv) PRIZES
MONETARY AWARD. Only short and feature films awarded in the FIRST PLACE category shall be credited
with an economic incentive which shall be announced by the ORGANIZER in due time. There are no
monetary incentives for special mentions.
The money prize and the coordination of the payment will be informed via email to the winner at the
mailbox stated at the time of enrollment. The Festival and its organizers shall not be responsible for the
non-receipt of the communication to the declared mailbox.
The economic incentive shall only be effected in the legal currency of the country, that is, in Argentine
Pesos, converted into the currency of the receiving bank account in accordance with the provisions of
the Central Bank of the Argentine Republic.
STATUETTES AND CERTIFICATES CONSTUIR CINE: The winning films in each competition shall be
awarded (one for each competition) a “CONSTRUIR CINE: INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ABOUT THE
WORLD OF WORK” statuette. The special mentions of each category shall receive an official certificate
according to the place obtained and the category chosen.
CINE.AR AWARD: The pre-selected Argentine short films shall participate in the CINE.AR AWARD. The
winner, unique for both fiction and documentary, shall receive an incentive monetary prize which
consists of the acquisition of rights for broadcast on CINE.AR TV and CINE.AR PLAY. The amount shall be
announced by the authorities of the National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts of the Argentine
Republic (INCAA) in due time.
EXHIBITION WINDOWS: The winning short films and the special mentions will be part of the
programming of CONSTRUIR TV and CINE.AR TV. The schedule and type of broadcasting shall be
determined by the respective channels’ authorities.
During the Festival’s Awards Gala, the winners and special mentions will be announced, and the
statuettes and certificates will be handed over. The winners who may be unable to attend will be able
to personally collect them at Construir TV’s offices at Virrey Cevallos 520 PB - CABA, after day and hour
coordination.
In case that the winners or special mentions reside abroad, the statuette or certificate will be sent, at
the request of the winner, to the address they have declared at the time of enrollment at their expense.
The festival will not be responsible for the expenses required to send statuettes or certificates but will
coordinate the delivery of them.
Construir Cine and its sponsors reserve the right to organize an attending event. In this case, the
winners shall be informed with sufficient time in advance, and the details of the event shall be
coordinated with each of them individually.
Only one (1) statuette or certificate shall be awarded for each film, whatever the number of persons
involved in its making or notwithstanding the fact that the film has been co-produced by two (2) or
more natural or legal persons.
The statuette inscription plate shall only contain the following information: film title – category and
place obtained – name of the competition. No names of natural persons shall be included, whatever
their participation in the film.
Section VIII. Rights to use and liability
All contestants guarantee that, at the time of enrollment in the contest, are the sole and exclusive
owners of the copyright over the work(s) submitted, and that they are not violating third parties’ rights.
At the time of enrollment in the contest, the contestant(s), whether he/she/they be (a) natural or
artificial person(s), shall be automatically authorizing the Organizer and its sponsors to use,
automatically and without need to notify the contestants, expressly, finally, irrevocably, without right to
receive payment or compensation, the use of the name, image and voice of the contestant(s) on
pictures, files and/or digital media, as well as in posters, films and/or publicity spots, tunes and/or
vignettes in any type of media and/or promotional pieces, including television, radio, newspapers,
posters/signs, mailings and the like for the purpose of the widest publicizing of this contest and its
subsequent editions.
Also, at the time of enrollment, participants guarantee that the work(s) submitted to the competition
are free from all claims from authors, actors, interpreters, managing companies, unions, and are free
from any lien, restriction, or any impediment or limitation to distribution, reproduction, marketing, and
exhibition, without temporal or territorial limitations.
By virtue of the statements above, the participant shall bear and assume all the costs whatsoever of
defending the Organizer against any court or out of court action based on the claim that the marketing,
distribution, reproduction and/or use of the films or part of them, in the state in which they have been
delivered by the contestant, is contrary to the contracts, authorizations, commercial agreements,
professional agreements and/or labor agreements obtained by the participant for the making of the
film. In this case, the participant shall bear all the costs and expenses if a court decision should make the
Organizer liable for the matters described in the lines above.
The participant shall be responsible for the content, and the form of each of the films submitted by
him/her to the competition, and shall guarantee that the work(s) submitted do not violate the rights of
privacy or any other rule imposed by the relevant control authorities. Therefore, each participant
assumes full liability for the damages that may arise from the use and exhibition of the work(s), and
assumes the responsibility to hold the Organizer harmless in case any claim arises based on the facts
herein mentioned.
ASSIGNMENT OF EXHIBITION RIGHTS OVER SHORT FILMS
All the preselected contestants and winners of short films assign to the Organizer the rights of use,
reproduction, exhibition and any other use or application given to the Work for the TV channels
CONSTRUIR TV and CINE.AR TV through any free or public TV system, Televisión Digital Terrestre (TDT),
Televisión Digital Abierta (TDA) and Televisión Satelital (TVS), and also through INCAA’s on-demand
platform CINE.AR PLAY, both in the Argentine territory and abroad.
From May to July 2018, the winning short films shall not be shown by the producers on any TV channel
in the Argentine Republic, except for CINE.AR TV. That is to say that from May 1st to July 31st, 2018
included, Construir TV and CINE.AR TV shall have the exclusive rights to broadcast the winning short
films.
ASSIGNMENT OF EXHIBITION RIGHTS OVER FEATURE FILMS
All the preselected and winning participants of feature films assign to the ORGANIZER the exhibition
rights of the Work throughout the term of the International Film Festival -CONSTRUIR CINE- to be held
during May 2018 in the Argentine Republic. The programming grid, as well as the designation of theater
rooms where the works will be shown, shall be set by the ORGANIZER to his sole criterion.
Section IX - Applicable Legislation and Jurisdiction.
These terms and conditions shall be construed and applied in conformity with the Argentine laws.
In the event of any dispute, discrepancy, question or claim resulting from the implementation or
interpretation of this Agreement or its regulation, directly or indirectly, the parties agree to submit
themselves to the jurisdiction of the Ordinary Courts of the City of Buenos Aires, and thus relinquish any
other jurisdiction that may be applicable by virtue of their present or future domiciles.
Section X. Advertisers. Authorization.
The short film PARTICIPANTS acknowledge and accept that the winning short films shall be part of the
Global Labor Film Festival database, automatically participating in the national and international
competitions and festivals related to the theme of this festival.
Section XI. Acceptance of the terms and conditions
The mere fact of taking part in this contest implies full acceptance of these terms and conditions, Which
can be read and downloaded from the website www.construircine.com.
The Organizers of the competition reserve the right to modify the time periods and the deadlines set in
these terms and conditions, as well as the features of the prizes and their presentation/delivery.